Southampton moved top of the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St Mary’s.
A seventh-minute strike from Che Adams gave the home side an early lead and they wrapped up victory in the 82nd minute through Stuart Armstrong.
Adams who provided a rocket of a volley to give the hosts an early lead, had had Darlow in goal for the Magpies deny him a screamer just seconds before his goal, was picked out by Theo Walcott’s beautiful cross, which he blasted past the Newcastle shot-stopper.
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After the goal, Newcastle tried to get a foothold in the game. Their first real chance came in the 22nd minute, but Sean Longstaff’s header from Jamal Lewis’ cross was straight at goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
The home side were eventually rewarded for their dominance in the 82nd minute when they made it 2-0. Armstrong capitalized on a mistimed pass from Sean Longstaff before cutting in and driving the ball past Darlow.